“**Magnificent and Outstanding**
Celebrating my 60th Birthday at Cornwallis House was the most enjoyable experience – considering I was turning this grand age! The whole Australia Day weekend was a huge success. The photos shown on this website are exactly what you can expect when you view the property.
The house is exceptionally roomy, having 4 kingsize bedrooms and a giant rumpus/entertaining area downstairs. I had 12 guests staying, so 4 guests were accommodated downstairs in the rumpus area. Alannah and Angelo had gone to great lengths to provide separate private areas for these 4 guests and each of them had their individual needs met for sleeping.
The house is equipped with EVERYTHING you need to have an event. I had 28 guests attend my birthday that weekend and all cutlery, whiteware, glassware, tables and chairs, bars, tablecloths, outdoor bar tables and chairs and more were provided for a small extra fee per head. Usually, when arriving at any accommodation for an event such as mine, you expect to have to buy or bring items that are not provided in the hire fee. Well, in this case NOTHING was lacking. Pots, pans, pantry essentials and more! If you had of wanted to bake your own birthday cake you could of!
There are two kitchens in the house as well as four ensuites which give you plenty of options for catering an event upstairs or down. The grounds around the house are private and the orange groves are very useful for freshly squeezed OJ in the morning! They even supply the electric orange juicer!
Alannah and Angelo thank you so much for everything you thought of, supplied and did to make my 60th birthday weekend the best I could have asked for. Nothing was too much trouble and your attention to detail with all the information you supplied was much appreciated. All my guests who stayed in the house and those who stayed at the Seibel in Windsor were able to relax and feel at home in your beautiful home. A big thank you from all of us!”
Our stay at Cornwallis house was amazing. My husband and I were married at the Sydney Polo club and stayed at Cornwallis house the night of our wedding. The night before I stayed at the house with my bridal party and we all got ready at the house on the morning of the wedding. The day after the wedding our entire families came out and we had a big breakfast. The property has amazing scenery and we got some great shots getting ready and on the balcony at the location, the place is well fitted with every facility you cam imagine. We can’t wait to come back in the near future.
We stayed at Cornwallis House for a 70th birthday event and really enjoyed it. The hosts are very welcoming and the facilities are outstanding. The three upstairs bedrooms are spacious and comfortable (we had 2 children and 2 adults in one of them and it was still ok). The downstairs bedroom is not as good as the upstairs ones but is still comfortable. Overall it is a great place for a group of people to stay.”
- October 2015
“We had such a wonerful time
We get together as a group twice a year and the general consensus was that this was the best weekend we’ve ever had, thanks to this beautiful house and the thoughtfulness of the hosts/owners.
On the Saturday we used the pushbikes but confess that all we did was ride to the end of the lane and back, but it was lovely. We decided against bushwalking and chose instead to stay at the house as there were so many things to do and we didn’t want to waste one moment that we had there! We did, however, pop into Windsor for a cold one in Australia’s oldest pub followed by some delicious fish and chips in the park, which was just magic as it was such a beautiful day.
On the Sunday we went into Windsor again to have a look at the markets and met some real local characters. After that we went back to the house and had our wonderful birthday picnic lunch on the lawn near the orchard. Then, as the sun was setting, we lit up the outdoor fire pit and toasted marshmallows, then dinner, then another spa – a perfect day with great friends!
We all agreed there was nothing more to be done to make the house more comfortable or improve any detail, as everything was just perfect. All of the furniture, bedding, cutlery, crockery, appliances, breakkie supplies and complimentary fruit and chocolates were just great and very much appreciated. One thing is for sure; oranges from the supermarket sure don’t taste as good as the ones from the orchard!!
We’re so looking forward to staying at Cornwallis House again, and hopefully we’ll be cack again towards the end of the year. ”
Jo and David , October 2015.
“BAR RAISED VERY HIGH
We really did have such a wonderful weekend, topped off by our daughters winning the 2015 State Netball Championships held nearby, but no less important was this great house.
Over the last few years it has fallen on me to find places to stay for the group when we go away and we all agreed that I had raised the bar very high this year with Cornwallis House. The only drawback was having to go to the netball courts all day leaving us only a few short hours to enjoy this beautiful property.
We loved the king beds which were of a very high quality and very comfortable, and those that slept on the airbeds found them perfectly comfortable to sleep on also.
The house is very warm and we LOVED the under floor heating in the bathroms and downstairs bedroom – no one ever complained of feeling the cold even though it was one of the coldest weekends we’ve had so far this winter.
Very well equipped kitchen and appliances, and all easy to use (the folder with instructions helped).
We used the spa every afternoon and loved it and had no problems with using it, thanks to the brief we had on which buttons to push. Great idea to have the rollers for the spa lid which made it very easy to take off and store safely.
We all felt the house was extremely well set up for groups of 8-12 like ours. We simply couldn’t find anything to fault and would love to come back again sometime in the not too distant future. ”
Anna and Grahame, October 2015.
“IT WAS JUST MAGICAL!
“We stayed 3 nights at the delightful Cornwallis House, We chose Cornwallis House for not only a holiday house but to have our Wedding Reception. The atmosphere was perfect and all our guests felt comfortable and enjoyed themselves in the relaxing atmosphere of the orange grove. Alannah and Angelo were more than happy to help us out with anything we needed. They also left us breakfast to make us feel so much more at home. Our wedding photos look spectacular. We will most definitely be back to celebrate all the memories we shared on the happiest day of our lives”
Ellen, September 2015
“IDEAL FOR A SMALL STAFF RETREAT”
This is a wonderful property ideally located for us. We spent 2 days at Cornwallis House where we conducted a staff planning retreat. The facilities are fantastic, the open areas allowed us to conduct our sessions with ease and with a spectacular backdrop of the Blue Mtns and Hawkesbury River. After our planning sessions the spa, hammocks bikes orchard and the river were great recreation. Cornwallis House is a well equipped and well located property with great hosts. We will be back and would recommend it to anyone seeking a venue for a small staff retreat. ”
Stayed: August 2015
“BEST ACCOMMODATION WE HAVE STAYED IN:
I am one of a group eight who have been spending weekends away twice a year for about 13 years. A number of the group commented that this was probably the best accommodation we have stayed in. The house is beautifully set out and the back verandah overlooking the river is superb. There is everything you need in the house as far as living and enjoyment goes. This is probably one place that we would come back to in the not too distant future.”
Brian, August 2015
I have been organising annual weekends away for up to 14 ladies for about 15 years and we have stayed in some beautiful properties, but none of them could match the hospitality and warmth shown by the property owners on welcoming us to their outstanding home. It was the extras they provided, the detail to quality and the little things like fresh flowers, which makes this property stand out. We enjoyed all the amenities and even the picking of oranges and making our own juice each morning. FANTASTIC. ”
Lynette, July 2015
“BEST GIRLS WEEKEND AWAY EVER!
We had the best girls weekend ever. The house was so fantastic that we didn’t even do any tourist stuff locally. We stayed home and played cards, watched DVDs, read on the deck or sat in the spa. The hosts had thought of everything and were very accommodating and welcoming. Cannot recommend it highly enough!”
Jane, July 2015
“A 10/10 EXPERIENCE
My family and I stayed the night before my daughter’s wedding. It was a lovely, relaxing lead up to the wedding. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The views are spectacular. And the owners are warm and accommodating. A 10/10 experience and we will definitely be returning one day.”
Dianne, July 2015
“SO MUCH FUN!
What a perfect retreat for the girls who were helping me celebrate my 40th. From the very helpful pre-trip info to the warm welcome when we arrived, Alannah and Angelo were the perfect hosts. What a stunning property! The highlights of the weekend were the catered dinner on Saturday night at the house, and experiencing the thrills of the nearby Go Kart track. So much fun! Wished we’d stayed a week. Ahh, next time..”
Bronwyn, July 2015
“MANY INCLUDED EXTRAS BLEW US ALL AWAY!
“Wow!!! What an amazing house, amazing location and amazing owners. I have booked a lot of accommodation through Stayz and this house was by far the best. Alannah and Angelo are the most accommodating hosts and the many included extras just blew us all away. Thank you so much for allowing my beautiful family and friends to celebrate my 30th in your house. We will definitely be returning as we loved every single moment. If you’re looking for a place that is secluded with that little extra something this house is definitely my favorite pick. ”
Amanda, June 2015
“EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED:
My family had a memorable weekend at Cornwallis House. The house is beautifully decorated and decked out with everything you could possible need, plus more. The fireplace warmed up the whole house and the alfresco area was big enough to fit us all with absolute comfort. Everything is spotless and new and the kitchen has all that you need, right down to an electric juicer!! Alannah and Angelo are wonderful, generous people and will go well beyond their call of duty to accommodate you and your guests. Will we be going again? Without hesitation. Highly recommended. Ten out of Ten from us.”
Marie, May 2015
“WONDERFUL WEEKEND WAS HAD BY ALL
“Eight adults, two children and wonderful weekend was had by all. The place is beautiful, the rooms lovely and we simply felt at home from the moment we arrived. The balcony is simply the best place to spend a lazy afternoon with a glass of wine. The view (even when raining) is so peaceful. Set amongst the orange trees and with a paddock of Alpacas just up the road, we really felt the calm of the countryside. I highly recommend this house to anyone.”
Daniel, May 2015
“WE DIDN’T WANT TO GO HOME”
“Horrible weather! But it didn’t matter in this beautiful quality built house. The huge rear deck is wonderful and can be enjoyed even on wet and windy days. Everything that opens and shuts is there in the kitchen. CD’s -DVD’s-Games-books-Wii. Under-floor heating in the bathroom-lots more. We didn’t want to go home! ”
Clive, April 2015
“A WEEKEND TO REMEMBER
I organised a girls weekend away and this was the perfect house – we could not have asked for more. The house is superbly appointed from the well stocked kitchen to the latest DVD’s and comfy hammocks on the verandah – they have thought of everything…and if you do need help or anything else nothing was too much trouble. A weekend to remember of luxurious relaxation.”
Katrina, March 2015
“One of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed.
Cornwallis House is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at and definitely one to remember! This peaceful, tranquil, harmonic property is certainly one of its kind with luscious healthy orange trees and the beautiful river surrounding a very modern and warm home. The hammocks and Jacuzzi only add to the relaxing factors this place already offers and the owners Angelo & Alannah certainly make you feel welcome. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience, I will be sure to stay again.”
Carla, February 2015
“ EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS:
Cornwallis House and it’s owners, Alannah and Angelo, exceeded all expectations. We had such a fantastic weekend away celebrating with friends. Not only was the house gorgeous but its surrounds were beautiful and the house is so well equipped we need not have taken anything to cook up a storm ! We had a mixed ‘crew’ in terms of interests so the fact we could either sit back and do little (other than choose a book or DVD from the vast selection, laze in the spa or on a hammock), get out and be active or visit nearby attractions was great. Simply put, we all dream to own Cornwallis House ! Needless to say the next best thing is to plan another stay ! ”
Clare, January 2015
“IMPECCABLY DECORATED AND STOCKED:
“WOW! I’m in two minds about recommending Cornwallis House because (a) I want to shout from the mountain tops how great it was, but (b) I don’t want the secret to get out! Seven mothers went away for a well earned Girls Weekend Away and we couldn’t have asked for a better break! The fine details that Alannah and Angelo provided are the icing on top! Lovely location, beautiful house, impeccably decorated and stocked. The beauty treatments (the beauticians came to us!!!) were lovely and professional which all just added to this fabulous weekend of good food, reading, DVDs , good friends and the odd glass of wine….!”
Nicki, January 2015